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Weihenstephaner Vitus - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,476 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,476
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 143
Gots: 138 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-02-2007)
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angusdegraosta

New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely orange-hued wheat gold. Very good head and carbonation. It has the wheat beer aroma you'd expect, but the alcohol intensifies it. The higher ABV also contributes to the crisp spiciness. Vitus is delicious. I've had Weihenstephaner Hefe a few times already and have yet to review it, though it is a must-try classic. You can tell Vitus is made by the same craftsmen, but the flavor explosion is just a step above, especially good for special occasions. Weihenstephaner is easily one of my favorite breweries - the lager and wheat exceptionally good and sessionable, and the Vitus and Korbinian outstanding for showing how simple ingredients can turn into a thing of pure magic.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 04:54:19 | More by angusdegraosta
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wethorseblanket

California

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Library Alehouse.

A: Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a half-inch thick white head which fades slowly to a thin cap and leaves spots of lace.

N: Estery, cloves, bananas, wheaty, faint bacon.

T: Sweetish malts balanced well with estery fruits, bananas, cloves, with a mild ABV heat and a nice woodyness.

M: Medium body and semi-medium carbonation. Fruity, estery and wheaty finish.

O: Hard to describe how intricate this beer is. Almost a cognac-like thing happening which is probably from a magical combination of the wheat and malts. An interesting "big" weizen. Again, why have I not tried this before. Really liked. Give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2014 02:01:52 | More by wethorseblanket
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Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. I had purchased this one evening at Hunger 'n' Thirst when Mughugger was working in the bottle shop. I am listening to Black Sabbath as the accompanying soundtrack for this one.

From the bottle: "WBA 12 [-] World Beer Awards [-] World's Best Wheat Beer Strong"; "The world's oldest brewery [-] Since 1040".

I began the pour, only to be be surprised by its light color. I do not know why I was thinking that it would be dark in color, but I was startled all the same. I got a dense finger of bone-white head with good retention as a result. Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a Hefeweizen, especially in terms of the banana esters, although I got some clove, but accompanied by a bit of heat. I was ready to sneeze. Mouthfeel was medium. I initially thought to myself "Hefeweizen! Burned again!" since I am not a big fan of the style, but then the heat kicked in and I realized why this was a Winter beer. Bananas + heat = Bananas Foster! Man, I really dug it in Advanced Foods in HomeEc when we did flambe desserts. Hit the lights, get some fire going and serve. In this case, I was getting ready to hit the deck! It was like a rabbit punch. I did not see this coming, despite the label. Finish was dry, mainly thanks to its inherent heat. Phew! Sabbath plays on while I may be played out.

Serving type: bottle

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Illinois

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California

5/5  rDev +17.4%

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Kansas

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Hazy, cloudy rusted wheat yellow body. Rocky white head that pretty much doesn't recede. Lacing is minimal.

Aroma: Boozy right away, then bready, yeasty, and fruity with mostly banana.

Taste: Much like the aroma. The alcohol really comes out early before becoming very grainy with loads of bready notes. Banana throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: Excellent taste and aroma, very boozy though.

Serving type: bottle

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Weihenstephaner Vitus from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
95 out of 100 based on 2,476 ratings.